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Hollywood wants ban on preview skipping when viewing DVD’s https://www.nhregister.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13446112&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=517515&rfi=6   Vatican Cardinal Raises an Alarm over China https://213.92.16.98/ESW_articolo/0,2393,42288,00.html   View homosexual film, or school faces lawsuit ACLU tells district https://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41667   Court Orders Indiana to Allow Homosexual Couples Parenting Rights https://www.courierpress.com/ecp/news/article/0,1626,ECP_734_3359384,00.html   AP Poll Finds Majority Want Supreme Court to Uphold Roe v Wade https://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20041129-022546-3997r.htm   Atheists sue to stop Christian mentoring https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41663   Pope Concerned About US Priest Shortage https://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-vatican-us-priests,0,977914,print.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines
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Switzerland Votes in Embryonic Stem Cell Research

BERNE, November 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fully two-thirds of Swiss voters were in favour of legalizing embryonic stem-cell research, according to a recent country-wide referendum.  The Swiss government, universities and the pharmaceutical industry all promoted a “yes” vote, according to the BBC. Opinion polls before the referendum indicated as many as 20 percent of voters were confused and unsure how they would cast their vote. In the end, 66 percent voted in favour of the destructive research.  Although stem cells derived from adult cells and umbilical cord blood have repeatedly demonstrated effectiveness for a wide array of conditions, stem cells […]
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Archbishop Burke Pledges to Continue Fight over Pro-Abortion “Catholic” Politicians

ROME, November 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since the US election many pro-life Catholics have been asking if the struggle over pro-abortion public figures receiving communion is a dead issue. Archbishop James Burke of St. Louis, the leader among the US bishops in the drive to refuse Holy Communion to public dissenters from essential teachings of the Catholic religion, said this week that the battle in the US Catholic Church is not over. During the run-up to the election, Burke was the most prominent among a minority of bishops who said they would be willing to uphold Church Law that requires […]
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Ecuador Ministry of Health Pulls Morning After Pills off Pharmacy Shelves

QUITO, November 29 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ecuadorian Ministry of Health has ordered the removal of abortifacient “morning-after” pills off pharmacy shelves on the grounds of a “prescribed fault” in its pricing. The decision comes while pro-lifers in the tiny South American country, work to have the pill banned completely. Director of Health of the coastal province of the Guayas, Robert Blum, said that the pill sold under the brand name, Prostinor 2, “does not have authorization to be sold.”  On November 15, the physicians association of Ecuador joined in the Ecuadorian Catholic Bishops’ conference efforts to have the pill […]
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US Supreme Court Rejects Massachusetts Gay “Marriage” Challenge

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court rejected Monday a bid challenging the Massachusetts law allowing same-sex “marriage.” The Court declined the hearing without comment. In 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered the state government to rewrite marriage laws to include same-sex couples. Since the decision, approximately 3,000 same-sex Massachusetts couples have ‘married’. Robert Largess, Vice President of the Catholic Action League, along with eleven Massachusetts legislators launched the suit. Their initial challenge, heard at the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, was lost.  In 2006, it is predicted that the issue will come […]
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Canadian Pro-Bush Rally to Counter Anti-Bush Demonstrators’

OTTAWA, November 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Free Dominion, “The Voice of Principled Conservatism,” is one group planning a counter-demonstration in support of US President George W. Bush’s visit to Ottawa Tuesday. Co-founder Connie Wilkins is hoping the police will be firm with any anti-Bush factions who get out of hand.  Wilkins told the Canadian Press that she is confused by the amount of anti-American sentiment among Canadians and politicians. Free Dominion, which she co-founded, is a Canadian conservative political news forum with no particular political affiliation. It allows about 5,000 members a forum for discussion of their views.  “We stand […]
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Abstinence and Fidelity are Key to Fighting AIDS Researchers Acknowledge

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An article published in the current issue of The Lancet, signed by nearly 150 HIV/AIDS experts from over 35 countries has acknowledged that abstinence and being faithful in marriage are key to stopping AIDS.  The article calls for following evidenced-based approaches and looks to Uganda’s ABC model as a successful campaign against the deadly virus.  The latest UN conference looking at AIDS demonstrated the hostility of many AIDS researchers and academics towards the Ugandan ABC program which has been backed by the Bush Administration.( www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/jul/04071602.html )  While some may see ABC (Abstain, Be faithful/reduce […]
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Australian Medical Authority Suggests Catholic Teaching is Biased and Unethical

FREMANTLE, November 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The newly established Catholic medical school in Fremantle Australia has just run into the one hard and fast rule in the world of bioethics; the only moral evil is to say anything is a moral evil. Fremantle’s University of Notre Dame received official accreditation from the Australian Medical Council yesterday for its medical school. The AMC in its approval of the school has expressed “concerns” about possible “bias” in the school’s ethics classes on the grounds that Catholic teaching breaks the bioethicists’ code of absolute moral indifference on abortion, homosexuality, and contraception, seemingly the […]
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